Art-Neuroscience exhibition at Pint of Science

Art-Neuroscience exhibition at Pint of Science


Monday, 14 May, 2018

Our Art-Neuroscience monthly group, FUSION, contributed 6 pieces to the Creative Reactions exhibition at the Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, for an exhibition on Saturday as part of the UK-wide Pint of Science outreach activities. 

In addition to the drop-in exhibition, there was a panel discussion in the evening exploring how artists and scientists work together. FUSION members Penny Kay (Artist) and Dr Tom Pratt (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) fielded questions from the public as part of the panel debate. 

Many other Edinburgh Neuroscience members are also helping to deliver events for the Edinburgh Pint of Science 2018 , including: 

Ageing: from cognition to cells Monday 14 May, Moriarty's Bar, Lothian Road (7pm) Dr. Chris Henstridge (Centre for Discovery Brain Scienes) and Dr. Alan Gow discuss the natural process of healthy ageing, from thinking and memory changes, right down to changes in our brain cells.

The Big Picture Mon 14 May, Old Bell Inn (7pm) Prof. Rustam Salman (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) will be at this event, supported by the British Heart Foundation, to discuss how cutting-edge imaging technologies are enabling us to understand more about the inner workings of our bodies.

Individual Traits Thurs 15 May, Moriaty's Bar, Lothian Road (7 pm) Prof. Timothy Bates  (Psychology) and Dr. Mary Stewart explain interesting discoveries concerning the relationship between genetics and personality, intelligence, mood in both health and disease, with special interest in autism.

Dementia: our greatest medical challenge on a microscopic scale Fi 16 May, The Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street (7.30 pm) Join Catarina Dias and Dr Jill Fowler (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and find out  about their research into the brain and how it can go wrong in the diseases that cause dementia. 

Building Brains Fri 16 May, Moriarty's Bar, Lothian Road (7 pm). Dr. John Mason (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and Dr. Matthias Hennig (Informatics) will share with us the various ways that scientists have tackled the most complex organ in our bodies, inclduing advanced techniques such as growing mini-brains in dishes and computational modelling.